Make Me Wine, a home brewing supply outlet, gift, decor and more store formerly of Perham will soon move into the former Rex McDonald Studio in Wadena.

The announcement came from new Make Me Wine owner Kim Wendt. The business is currently housed inside Head Quarters, a salon located on East Centennial Drive in New York Mills. Wendt said the move to Wadena will allow the business to show off their full inventory again.

Wendt will own the business with her husband Terry, a Wadena native. The two live in the Wadena/Deer Creek area. Since they live near Wadena, it made sense to find a new location close to home. Former owner Mary Roberts said she will continue to work with the business, but no longer as the owner.

The Perham wine supply business was destroyed by a fire Dec. 28, 2018, along with the next door business Suds Bar & Grill. Owners said the current location in New York Mills will be closed Oct. 1 - 6 and the business reopens at the Wadena location (215 S. Jefferson St.) Oct. 7.

Wendt said the store does not sell wine, rather easy to use wine and beer making supplies.

"It's like a cake in a box, you just add water," Wendt said of the kits.

Rex Studio moves to home location

Kim Woods recently ceased doing business out of the Rex McDonald Studio, instead Woods will continue to operate Rex Studio out of a home studio.

"It has been our pleasure to be a part of Wadena's downtown businesses since Scott and I purchased Rex McDonald Studio nearly seven years ago," said Kim Woods, co-owner and professional photographer. "We want to remind everyone that we are still here to serve our clients and we are still part of the Wadena business community."

The Woods purchased the business from Don Hoffman, who owned the business for nearly 30 years. The Rex McDonald Studio has been a part of Wadena since the 1930s.

You can still reach the photography business at or at 218-371-0004.